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Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman

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Skills for Being Whole

Acting with Integrity

The second Total Leadership principle is to be whole: to act with integrity, striving to produce a feeling of oneness (“integrity” stems from the Latin integer, which means whole or complete). Acting with integrity demands respecting that you are a person who plays a number of important roles and practicing the skills that enable you to do so purposefully.

Clarifying what’s most important to you, the first principle, is essential. But that’s only the starting point. You also must embrace, serve, and draw strength from the various people who matter to you so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. In this chapter I suggest activities you can do to make these skills a part of how you ...

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